We are over the moon in love with Leo. He is the perfect addition to our family with such a sweet, loving disposition. Our experience with his adoption has been incredibly positive and we couldn't have asked for a better transition into our family. We have a two year old labradoodle from a wonderful breeder and it took an extensive search to find something comparable. To our pleasant surprise Alyssa at Gateway Labradoodles went above and beyond our previous experience. Not only is Leo from top of the line multi-generational Australian Labradoodles (super important to me as I have a dog allergy) but he received top notch care and training that has carried over and made his adaptation to our family so much easier.
We didn't end up crate training our first dog even though we wanted to and tried. But because Leo was introduced to the crate before he came home with us, he has been sleeping in his crate from day 1 with no effort or training on our part. This has been such a blessing to us and has made life so much easier. He also started using his designated potty spot from the first day thanks to Alyssa's training on using only certain places for potty time. We are also grateful that he had exposure to other adult dogs as I think this has helped him adapt to living with our other dog. He really is loving having an older sister and they have gotten into a daily routine of playing and napping together. One other thing that has greatly benefited us is the puppies getting exposure to different noises. We have construction going on right next door to us that produces lots of loud noises of many varieties all day long. These have not phased Leo in the slightest and he naps right through all the commotion.
Above all, Leo is the friendliest dog who greets us with a tail wagging a mile a minute and who can't wait to jump in our laps for a snuggle. Oh, and he also taught himself how to sit! We love our smart, sweet, playful pup.
The Fleury Family
Here is a recent pic of Hopper coming home from a walk in the snow!! He has been an incredible addition to our family! He has a very playful and loving personality- he is super fast and agile so he and our 17 year old are best friends and wrestle and play fetch often. Hopper can’t wait for Kevin to get home from school- bounding out the door to greet him. He loves his walks and car rides, wants to be with his family members at all times- not much of a barker and gets along with other dogs just great! He loves a good bone or toy to chew on- hasn’t chewed any of our belongings- but he occasionally when no one is looking will find something on the kitchen counter he likes😜 working on that one… We adore him!❤️
The toilet paper picture is our favorite of Lula’s puppy antics. I am a quilter and Lula loves to cuddle on the quilts while I am working on them. Lula absolutely adores 💕our granddaughter and sticks to her like glue whenever she is visiting. Lula also likes to “help” in our vegetable garden when the weather is nice. She also likes to join me for yoga. Sometimes I have to share my yoga mat with her and she truely believes that the yoga blanket is all hers!